Tuesday, July 26, 2011

A Pack For My Back =)

I've been wanting a small backpack of my own for about 2 years, but I spend so much time making things for other people and my kids that getting around to making something for myself is sometimes a rare thing indeed. =)  

We recently took a trip to Valdosta's Wild Adventures, and this trip was the perfect excuse to finally make that backpack I'd been wanting for day trips and such.  I looked through my rather extensive fabric stash, but since my daughter chose the fabrics I was considering for her newest backpack, I was having trouble deciding on a combination for me {which is rather ridiculous considering some of the cute fabrics I have....what can I say??  I'm a girl  ; ) }  After a trip to ♥Hobby Lobby♥, I came home with a super cute combo.....

It measures approx. 10"x12"x4"....perfect size for for a teen/adult for everyday use ~ Great for field trips/day trips/shopping trips to keep your hands free! =)

Also features one outer pocket, one large inner pocket w/ velcro closure and one small inner side pocket (perfect size for a cell phone or camera)!

It was so perfect for stuffing lots of granola bars into, not to  mention a water bottle, camera, sunglasses, sunscreen, bathing suit cover-up, and everything my boys kept giving me to hold for them (my girl took her own backpack so she carried her own stuff)!!

27" straps are perfect for my height. =)  I really, really ♥♥♥ it.....it was worth waiting for!! ; )

While I was at it, I decided to whip up a little matching drawstring pouch to use as a case for my sunglasses.....I just bought a new pair and tend to abuse every pair that I own. =/  I drop them out of my hands, forget they're in my lap and then stand up, throw them in my purse unprotected (it can get scary in there with hairbrushes, Star Wars figures, etc...) .....it's really shameful what my poor sunglasses go through.

Maybe, just maybe.....these sunglasses will go more than a month without acquiring a kazillion scratches.....and I won't have to see my husband rolling his eyes at the abuse I put them through.  ; )

 Cute, yes?!  I think you should agree.....it's the ♥sweet♥ thing to do!! =)

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And whatsoever ye do, in word or in deed, do all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through him. ~ Colossians 3:17

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Melanie said...

Love the backpack - too cute! Saw your post at tip junkie today.

Thanks for sharing "a pack for my back"!

Melanie, from
http://www.espressoyourselfcreatively.com (I posted "date your mate photo book")

Emily said...

The colors are awesome!

Nicole said...

Love this backpack! Beautiful colors too!! Great fabric choice!

Also love that sunglass case too. You are too talented woman!!

Donna @ The House on the Corner said...

Just stopping by to thank you for joining the Tuesday Train! The backpack is Gor-Geous! Love the colors!

Shauna said...

Hope you have a blessed and beautiful weekend! Hugs, Shauna from http://www.trying2staycalm.com/

Kristen said...

absolutely beautiful!! I am featuring it on handmade tuesdays and feel free to come grab a button if you would like. Thanks so much for linking up to handmade tuesdays @ ladybug blessings. www.ladybug-blessings.com